Fishing

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December 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | December 2, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual.Unofficial key dates: Dec. 14 Black bear mandatory report deadline for residents.Dec. 29 Moose mandatory report deadline.Jan. 1 Many ice-fishing seasons open across the province. Check your Outdoors Card for expiry date, and renew if […]

angler holding a walleye

Walleye still abundant in Lake Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | November 18, 2019

Initial trawling assessment results for 2019’s walleye hatch are the second highest on record, confirming Lake Erie’s continuing walleye abundance.

angler holding giant muskie in boat

Avoiding muskie mistakes

by Ben Beattie | November 14, 2019

Muskie are known as the fish of 10,000 casts, and for good reason — they’re hard to catch. Even when things go well, there is a thin margin between being a “zero” and a “hero.” When catching just one fish is the measure of success, even a small mistake can lead to failure and heartbreak.

hunter peering through binoculars

Survey participants could win $250 gift card

by OOD in partnership with Quebec Outfitters | November 1, 2019

Quebec Outfitters is offering a chance to win one of two $250 gift cards at Bass Pro Shop/Cabela’s for completing a survey.

three bucks - hightower

November 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | October 31, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual.Unofficial key dates: Nov. 4 General southern Ontario deer gun hunt opensNov. 11 Remembrance DayNov. 14 Fall turkey report deadlineNov. 21 World Fisheries Day Day SunRise SunSet MoonRise MoonSet MinorAM MajorAM MinorPM MajorPM 1 7:58 […]

Team Canada posing for team photo

Canada wins bass championship

by Steve Galea | October 22, 2019

Team Canada edged Team USA by 1/100th of an ounce to win gold at the 2019 Pan American Bass Championship held on Lake St. Francis near Cornwall late last week.

Steelhead and fisherman

Depth, movement, visibility mantra for steelhead success

by Paul Hurtubise | October 10, 2019

Contributor Paul Hurtubise explains how DMV (depth, movement, visibility) is also a mantra for steelhead-rigging success.

Minnow Trap with minnows

Province proposes new bait management strategy

by Jason Bain | October 4, 2019

Anglers will not be able to move live bait outside the zone of their primary residence as part of a new bait management strategy proposed earlier this week by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

Cory Johnston fishing in boat

Ontario anglers rank among Bassmaster elite

by Luigi De Rose | October 2, 2019

Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson of Keewatin, Cory Johnston of Cavan, and brother Chris Johnston of Peterborough have joined rare company in qualifying for the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.